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Holy Week & Easter | Kids Wave Palms! | Staying Connected | Graduating?! | Club 56Looking Ahead

Dear ,Next Sunday is Palm Sunday, the day that begins Holy Week with the celebration of Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem. To kick off the worship service, all kids are invited to participate in the beginning of worship! All kids are invited to leading us into worship by waving palm branches! We will meet in the basement (under the Sanctuary) at 9:45am to get our palms and practice our shouts of HOSANA!Then, you’re invited to our Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services  on Thursday April 2nd and Friday April 3rd respectively. Each of these services help tell the story that unfolds between Palm Sunday and Easter; they add a wonderful dimension to Holy Week and truly help emphasize the power of the Resurrection on Easter morning.

I hope you’ll join us!

Jonathan Fell

Director of Children, Youth & Family Ministries

First Presbyterian Church, Corvallis

Have a question or need more info about something you’ve read?Let me know!p: 541.753.2228 x210e:



Know someone who is high school, college, or beyond?

Let Jonathan know ASAP! We’ll be recognizing all our graduates during worship on JUNE 7TH

541-753-2228 or

Easter Egg Hunt – Easter Sunday, 10:30am in Central Park (rain location TBA).

Staying Connected

Because we’re moving to a quarterly printing of the Fanfare, it doesn’t mean we’ll be leaving you high and dry on details and dates of all that’s going on around church

Instead, it means we’ll be making some updates so that you can more easily connect with us and us with you! Check out the options below for one that works best for you!
Did you know I send email updates twice each month? By subscribing to the children@1stpres email through the church website you’ll get:

  • Timely updates and reminders about special events.
  • Information about Sunday school with a variety of ways to talk about the week’s lesson at home.
  • Fun ways to live out your faith together as a family. 
  • Special announcements and more!
We’re currently in the process of updating our church website! In doing so, we’ll be able to more easily keep the information posted up-to-date.

Social Media
That’s right, we’ve launched ourselves into the circus that is social media! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram! Check out the links below!

One Great Hour of Sharing Fish Boxes

These boxes are a great way for kids and families to help places throughout the world in need of the hope, healing, and renewal of Easter.  It’s also a great way to participate in our April Challenge Offering. 

Boxes will be distributed during the Children’s Message on Palm Sunday, March 29th and will be collected Sunday April 26th during worship. 


ADULTS! We’ll be looking for a few folks to take one Sunday; we’ll have the lesson if you’ve got the willing spirit!

SUMMER SUNDAYS will begin Sunday, June 21. We’ll be using the summer curriculum from SparkHouse called â€œSplash in God’s World.” Over 11 Sundays we’ll explore 5 bible stories that all revolve around water!  From living inside a big fish with Jonah to walking on water with Jesus, it’s going to be a great summer!